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#BizTrends2021: EXCLUSIVE: In conversation with Dion Chang
#BizTrends2021: EXCLUSIVE: In conversation with Dion Chang

In advance to Bizcommunity's forthcoming BizTrends2021 event, Jessica Tennant, Bizcommunity's senior editor for Marketing & Media, finds out more about the elusive Dion Chang, founder of Flux Trends and one of South Africa's most respected trend analysts...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Looking ahead at the smartphone market
#BizTrends2021: Looking ahead at the smartphone market

If 2020 has shown us anything, it's that change and disruption are a constant. The effects of the global coronavirus pandemic led to unprecedented shifts in the way we live, work, learn and transact - with a widespread move online and digital platforms...

Michelle WynneBy Michelle Wynne 6 Jan 2021

Google South Africa reveals trending searches for 2020
Google South Africa reveals trending searches for 2020

Google has revealed the results of its 2020 Year in Search, sharing what the world and South Africans searched for, asked about, looked for, ate and dreamt of exploring in 2020...

9 Dec 2020

#BizTrends2020: 5 cultural shifts that are influencing marketing
#BizTrends2020: 5 cultural shifts that are influencing marketing

Now more than ever, marketing is becoming a living, breathing response to culture rather than an attempt to dictate it. In one or two magical moments, marketing ideas have ignited culture, but that comes along once in a unicorn-shadowed blue moon...

Nkgabiseng MotauBy Nkgabiseng Motau 29 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Educating Gen Alpha
#BizTrends2020: Educating Gen Alpha

In today's society, the youth are ageing at a faster rate than ever before. But are our educational facilitators ready for this, or are they in need of a reboot?

Nicola CooperBy Nicola Cooper 21 Jan 2020

New app trends that will help businesses succeed in 2020
New app trends that will help businesses succeed in 2020

Mobile apps are reshaping all industries and business leaders need to quickly adopt the latest mobile app trends in order to succeed in 2020...

By Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The rise of essentialism, mindfulness and Boomer apps
#BizTrends2020: The rise of essentialism, mindfulness and Boomer apps

I predict we will see a rise of essentialism and discernment, mindfulness and wholesomeness, and Boomer apps over the course of 2020...

Boniswa PezisaBy Boniswa Pezisa 9 Jan 2020

The Best of Biz: Marketing & Media 2019
#BestofBiz 2019: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below...

17 Dec 2019

BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible
BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible

Your invitation to the first Trend Report of the new decade!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Aug 2019

Economic trends that will dominate 2020
Economic trends that will dominate 2020

From preventative medicine to smart mobility to 5G, the 2020s will see significant trends driving global growth over the next decade...

24 Jul 2019

#FB@15: Inside Facebook's 4 Cs for innovation
#FB@15: Inside Facebook's 4 Cs for innovation

Looking to the future, Nunu Ntshingila, head of Facebook Africa, shared the four Cs - which are key trends directing their business for the next few years...

Elouise KellyBy Elouise Kelly 23 Jul 2019

#YouthMonth: Young app developers continue to blow minds
#YouthMonth: Young app developers continue to blow minds

Leading the way in app development, two young South African creative designers, Brandon Kynoch (18) and Dieter Kunze (21) are paving the way for a younger generation...

20 Jun 2019

Santa Claus for Coca-Cola...
#YouthMonth: How to spot fake influencers on social media

Influencer marketing is an especially hot topic as we enter #YouthMonth, but do your research before you rush in as the quickest way to waste your time and money is to spend it on the wrong people...

Leigh AndrewsBy Leigh Andrews 4 Jun 2019

Kantar's AI 'man loves machine' talk.
Why AI should means 'man loves machine', not 'man vs machine'

Introduced by Karin Du Chenne, CEO for Insights at Kantar, their latest free talk on why man and machine should be best friends, not enemies, emphasised the fact that we shouldn't fear machines 'taking our jobs' - while none of our jobs will be unaffected by AI, it'll be a case of working with each other, not against each other. Here's why...

Leigh AndrewsBy Leigh Andrews 22 Feb 2019

#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet
#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet

Call them emojis or emoticons, you're sure to see even more of those colourful little symbols in all forms of digital communication, with the Unicode Consortium confirming featuring we'll have at least 230 new emojis to choose from in 2019 when different skin tones and genders are included...

Leigh AndrewsBy Leigh Andrews 18 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: The death of Facebook? Not quite. Meet the social media of the future
#BizTrends2019: The death of Facebook? Not quite. Meet the social media of the future

When Marian Salzman, one of the world's top trendspotters, invited me to discuss all things trends over coffee at the end of 2018, I jumped at the chance. This is the final part of my three overviews of our talking points...

Leigh AndrewsBy Leigh Andrews 29 Jan 2019

Kalliebree Keynerd, head of social media at Joe Public Connect.
#BizTrends2019: From disappearing acts to dark social and digital wellness

Kalliebree Keynerd, head of social media at Joe Public Connect, predicts we'll see more of the following six trends over the coming months...

Kalliebree KeynerdBy Kalliebree Keynerd 16 Jan 2019

BizTrendsLIVE! Avoid the FOMO!
BizTrendsLIVE! Avoid the FOMO!

If you haven't got around to booking for the BizTrendsLIVE! yet, here's some info so you avoid FOMO...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Jan 2019

BizTrendsLIVE! January 2019 speaker line up
BizTrendsLIVE! January 2019 speaker line up

Bizcommunity invites you to join us as four 'Afro-futurists', all published authors, all experienced global keynote speakers and trend consultants, impart their knowledge in one intensive morning session...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Dec 2018

BizTrends 2019 is here!
BizTrends 2019 is here!

2019 is almost here and with it your annual invitation to join BizTrends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2018

Faithie © –
Why and how to add ephemeral content to your marketing strategy

Temporary content and impermanence is the name of the game when it comes to social media for consumers in 2018. Here's why you're missing out if Snapchat, Periscope, Facebook Live and Instagram Stories aren't part of your brand's marketing strategy...

Leigh AndrewsBy Leigh Andrews 12 Apr 2018

#BizTrends2018: Mobile means more e-commerce opportunity than ever before
#BizTrends2018: Mobile means more e-commerce opportunity than ever before

The proliferation of mobile phone networks in Asia-Pacific and Africa has transformed how people connect, communicate and shop...

Mark MahoneyBy Mark Mahoney, Issued by Aramex 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: It is time for marketing professionals to become more innovative
#BizTrends2018: It is time for marketing professionals to become more innovative

From AI and data visualisation to cutting-edge segmentation and contextual marketing; industry players must have a firm grip on the latest trends...

Desiree GullanBy Desiree Gullan 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Top mobile trends for the 2018 consumer
#BizTrends2018: Top mobile trends for the 2018 consumer

Before we can start talking about any trends, marketers need to be aware of the fact that mobile starts with an understanding of how fiercely personal this device is, it has become more of an appendage than a device...

Lynette HundermarkBy Lynette Hundermark 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Predicting future consumer behaviour
#BizTrends2018: Predicting future consumer behaviour

The insights industry is transforming in order to remain relevant in a new fast-moving world where consumers have easy access to endless choices...

By Diane Gantz, Issued by Kantar 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Get ready for fluid reality and a collapsing conversion funnel in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Get ready for fluid reality and a collapsing conversion funnel in 2018

By 2020, more people will have mobile phones than running water or electricity at home. And for the first time in history, more people will be connected to the internet than not...

Nunu NtshingilaBy Nunu Ntshingila 8 Jan 2018

Vodafone announces global brand relaunch
Vodafone announces global brand relaunch

Vodafone has made a global announcement across all of its markets that it is relaunching its brand positioning, which marks the biggest relaunch it's had in its 33-year history...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 6 Oct 2017

[BizTrends 2016] How ideas will spread in 2016
How ideas will spread in 2016

The advertising and marketing problem is one of spreading ideas. The fundamental nature of idea-spreading changes in the social era because the structure of media changes...

Walter PikeBy Walter Pike 1 Feb 2016

[BizTrends 2016] The mobile gamechanger
The mobile gamechanger

We're definitely going to be taking mobile very seriously. Especially with communication and consumption trends.

Jacques du BruynBy Jacques du Bruyn 29 Jan 2016

Ariane Längsfeld
Smart brands will rethink how to create effective mobile ads

Mobile presents a massive opportunity for marketers to reach consumers in exciting new ways, but receptivity and creative challenges lie ahead...

Ariane LängsfeldBy Ariane Längsfeld, Issued by Millward Brown 29 Jan 2016



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